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unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
"." >>> americans want assault weapons gone. senator dianne feinstein said she's going to get rid of them. and plus they're called zombie mortgages. but it's way too cute of a name when you lose everything and then find out they still want more. then later victims victim, survivor, advocate. debra parker will tell you her story and after hearing it someone will have some explain explaining to do. why the congress has not renewed the violence against women act is beyond me.: >> jennifer: we're back inside "the war room." i'm jennifer granholm. we have two big stories coming from our nation's capital. first california senators dianne feinstein. she reintroduced a bill that would ban assault weapons. they authored the original ban which expired in 2004. are a new gallup poll found 06% would vote to strength bans on assault weapons. >> to legally possess a weapon, no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> jennifer: so her new legislation also includes a ban on magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition. then in other news from washington t
new legislation this morning to ban assault weapons. senator dianne feinstein who wrote the original law that was passed in '94 and expired in 2004, is leading today's charge. she, along with other senators, even displaying an array of assault weapons that would be banned and they brought props. senator feinstein arguing why is she believes there's a need for this ban. >> since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court. more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary o
. then there was a good senator from california, dianne feinstein. listen to her. >> the weak gun laws allow the mass killings to be carried out again and again and again. in our country. >> eric: senator wasn't always so antigun. listen. >> i know the urge to arm yourself. because that is what i did. i was trained in firearms. i walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. i carried a concealed weapon. i made this termination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, i was going to take them with me. >> eric: a perfect example of political hypocrisy. this is why you can't trust politicians. they make decisions based on political expediency, not principle and apparently not even what they practice. so, bob, dianne feinstein wants her gun to protect her, but what about us little people? >> bob: i'm not worried about you. you will be fine. i would like to know the context of what that is in, when she said that. leaving that aside, since the end of the weapons ban, the gun control bill that was in effect from 19942004, since then there were 350 killings with these weapons in america. most of
. >>> senator dianne feinstein is leading the charge for a new federal assault weapons ban. and for her, this is personal. and she talked about the day that mayor george and supervisor harvey were assassinated at san francisco's city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole, trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> the bill that feinstein introduced today would ban more than 150 assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines but she concedes it has a slim chance of making it through the congress. >>> a man who knows about gun violence, he knows because he killed three people, was greeted with applause tonight as he took the stage for first time since getting out of prison. this guy isn't just any killer. joe vazquez shows us he was a bay area music superstar. >> reporter: rick stevens is out and loving every second of his freedom. back in the
editor of thegrio.com. joy, it's a big day on capitol hill today. senator dianne feinstein introduces her bill to ban some military-style assault weapons. i think 157 types. now, this is the same bill that gun lobbyist wayne lapierre referred to as a phony piece of legislation, one that's built entirely on lies, but you tell me, is there a bigger lie in the world than the one that guns don't kill people? >> yeah, exactly. well, you know what? the problem is that unfortunately increasing in this country, people with guns kill people because there's a sort of formulation that guns don't kill people assumes guns are laying around on the ground or the carpet. the problem is in this country we have the highest rate of gun deaths in the world and in the parts of the country that listen most to the nra, namely the american south, we have the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. so there's a direct correlation between more guns, loser gun laws, and more deaths. the nra doesn't care about that because, of course, all they care about is selling more product. they represent the product sellers
. >> you have been working together with dianne feinstein in both houses and your colleague kersten jones. we intrufd her yesterday. i know you're hitting all points, but politically what do you think is viable? do you think things have changed since newtown, or do you think we are still back with the power of the nra and the money that they contribute to members and the domination by republicans on the house side who will not let it get to the floor? >> well, listen, those are all things that are certainly out there, and anybody that ever underestimates the nra don't kid yourself. they are extremely powerful. what i'm saying is newtown did change because the american people have responded to it overwhelmingly. here we are 47 days after the shooting, and we're still talking about it. that's how deeply it's affected everybody. it's going to be up to the american people to be very honest with you on where we go. saturday there's going to be the million moms walking against gun violence across the country. we have more groups than we've ever seen before stepping up and saying how can we help
a day after democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced new legislation that goes even further than the assault weapons ban that expired a decade ago. >> weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat are replicated for civilian use. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine. we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain powerful military style weapons. >> the proposal bans more than 150 specific firearms, including semiautomatic weapons and magazines holding more than ten rounds. despite the aggressive approach, some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban could be a heavy lift for congress. yesterday vice president joe biden said he's more than concerned about high capacity magazines. >> i'm much less concerned quite frankly about an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. but the p
the country today. many, which saw record crowds. senator dianne feinstein acknowledged the tough fight ahead when she proposed a ban on more than 100 types of assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips. >> this is really an uphill road. >> reporter: the national rifle association responded sharply in a statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. according to political analysts the president's gun control will face an uncertain future. >> there are some things on guns that might be able to be done like universal background checks but an assault weapons ban i think is not in the cards this year. >> reporter: those at today's march say something has to change. >> to stand here and see all the other names, all the placards and people who have lost somebody or have been damaged by gun violence is stunning. >> reporter: now, gun rights supporters held rallies across the nation last week to oppose stiffer gun laws. coming up this week representatives from both sides will testify before a senate c
. for senator dianne feinstein, this is a retooled version of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> reporter: gun violence is personal for feinstein. back in 1978, as a san francisco supervisor, she was first to discover harvey milk shot dead when he and the mayor were assassinated. the american people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. today, in an online chat about guns, vice president biden was asked, if in a crisis like a natural disaster, citizens should be able to have assault weapons for their self defense. >> it's harder to use an assault weapon and hit something than it is a shotgun, okay? you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells. >> reporter: as the gun debate rages, "slate" magazine reports 1,200 americans have died in gun violence since newtown. and in pennsylvania, a sportsman show set for next weekend is postponed indefinitely after complaints about the organizer
. >> you looked great down there and we'll talk more about dianne feinstein's legislation, first to the headlines. >> straight to the headlines, an extreme weather alert. the midwest bracing for dangerous ice storms, sleet, snow and ice could leave behind a slippery mess in illinois and michigan as well as missouri. this as the country gets ready for a brief warm-up. rick is tracking it for us this morning. and it's a rollercoaster, hot and cold. >> it is and it's going to continue, this rollercoaster much of this week. missouri we're not worried about you as much and temperature-wise, we'll get the cold temps and retreating a little bit, but still cold obviously across the great lakes and the northeast, and 19 in new york and 15 in boston. improved from the last week. a storm brought a lot of rain and record breaking rain yesterday in arizona and most of that energy now, pulling out here across parts of the central plains and there you see that pink, that's where we're concerned at least to start right now, about icing. warmer air moving over the cold air at the surface and the
ban is still a bit of a stretch. >> critics say that when dianne feinstein was in office and congress failed to reauthorize it, what is being proposed is not banning all weapons, but dealers could so what they have in stock. the makers say it is disappointing but not surprising that senator feinstein is focusing on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals and focusing on our broken mental-health system. they say that finds him has been trying to ban weapons for decades. she was president of the san francisco board of supervisors in the late 1970s and she was there when a disgruntled member killed two people on the board. jon: let's bring in jonah goldberg. he is a fox news contributor. it is said that mr. obama plans to take a more combative approach on gun control. going around the country putting on a town hall event, rallying the people try to get this thing passed. do you think it will work? >> i am pretty speculative. he said he wanted the help of the people at his inaugural celebrations. he wanted people to call on the pressure to congress. he said he wanted
massacre is beginning to meet realities. and rand paul is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban would be no more effective than the old one. >> when the ban expired there were nearly 700 murders using
to washington d.c. and we've got dianne feinstein now going to be unveiling her massive plan. we know it's been her design all along not it simply go after so-called assault weapons, but to go over every law abiding gun owner's handguns. that's what this is about. and it's this gun grabbing grandstand has to stop. >> sean: but in new york they went just until last week, you were allowed, quote, ten bullets, that's it, just ten bullets in a magazine. then they reduced the number to seven. i'm very concerned about incrementalism, the slippery slope. the seven bullet number is interesting, that would render the purchase of most pistols, you can't buy them now. some 90% of them. so, this was done from their part from a strategic point of view. >> of course it is and it wasn't even all that secret. i would say it's an open secret and i think it's mrit clit significant the way that steve mcgot the police, and these people are so cowardly and they know it's wrong and evil and they don't have the guts to vote anyway and they leak the list to the republican assemblyman who is blowing the whistle. on the
assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine. >> that was democratic senator dianne feinstein unveiling a new assault weapons ban legislation and hours ago with ten weapons displayed beside here calling for a ban on more than 150 types of firearms. but it remanes unclear how effective the ban was the first time around and as we've discussed here many times following newtown and even in tuesday's scare in texas, this issue is quite complicated. still, when you compare the level of gun violence in the u.s. to other countries, the extent of the problem is quite clear. let's look at canada as one example. the u.s. has almost six times the number of homicides by firearms each year. and joining us now from our neighbor to the north is a professor with the surprising solution. he says something as simple as the way a building is designed could actually help prevent mass shootings and save lives. kelly suddenberg is crimeologist and president of criminal justice research which designed the safe program. kelly, welcome. >> hi, thanks for having me. >> so first, just help me understand,
dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban of 2013. listen to this. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. let me briefly describe the legislation we're introducing. we prohibit 158 specifically named military-style firearms. our bill also prohibits other semi automatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns. >> sean: now, what you just heard was your right to bear arms being shattered by the left wing lawmakers, 150 different firearms could soon be banned in the u.s. if in fact this bill is signed into law. earlier in the press conference, senator feinstein explained why it's important to prevent you, law abiding citizens and americans from opening so-called assault weapons which apparently now includes handguns and shotguns. look at this. >> military style assault weapons have, but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose to hold at the hip, if possible, to spray fire, to be able to kill large numbers
, it is time for congress to walk the walk. senator dianne feinstein unveiled an assault weapons ban that would block the sale and manufacturing of more than 150 firearms while excludeing more than 2,200 firearms used for hunt and sporting. assault weapons purchased prior to the ban would remain legal. and, yet, feinstein went a step too far for the nra, which responded in a statement "it's disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health system. conservative columnist michelle malkin doubled down in the way only she can. >> you talk about the root of this problem, the disrespect that the people on the left have for the constitution, that that's at the core of this, that it's about freedom versus tyranny. >> vice president joe biden yesterday countered with that rare and prized thing, logic. >> just as you don't have an individual right to go out and buy an f-15 if you are a billionaire with ordinance on it, just like you don't have a right to go buy an m-1 tank, just like you don't
these common sense gun rules. >> toure, to julian's point, dianne feinstein introduced her bill, which is an assault weapons ban bill. as we saw in the latest polls, there's broad support, 58% for this. support among gun owning households is 45%. let's hear jay carney on the bill itself. take a listen to jay. >> the president supports renewal of the assault weapons ban. he supports addressing or limiting the magazine capacity of ammunition -- the capacity of ammunition clips. the fact that they're hard, some harder than others, doesn't mean we shouldn't move forward on them. >> is that the acknowledgment of what julian was just saying, that in a sense they're going for everything, but if they've got to get it through the house, they're more likely to get some kind of rul on high capacity magazines than they are on assault weapons. >> the house does seem to be a potential problem, not just from the right but also from some on the left who are in rural areas. as julian was saying, there is tremendous support for the individual policies of the president, even "the washington post" polled
. senator dianne feinstein is leading the charge with a new bill she introduced at a press conference today. >> of some us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we are introducing legislation to help end the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. >> john: the bill would ban the sale, transfer, manufacture or importation of 157 types of assault weapons currently available for purchase by civilians and ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds. then there is what the bill doesn't do. >> it will not affect hunting or sporting firearms. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. >> john: and i'll take sound bytes fox news will never ever play for $5,000. although if you own an ak-47 with a 30-round clip and want to sell it to your best buddy under the new law your friend would have a pass a tyrranical background check. they say the new bill won't keep gun
than in past incidents. >> yeah, to your point. dianne feinstein said it will be hard but you see people like joe manchin willing to work on some things. he's a touchstone for a lot of democrats who look to people who are supporters of gun rights. i'm wontderring when you have the people who do push back on certain parts of it and that does include joe manchin and people like harry reid who basically has said he's not superulatively supportive of the president's plan. let's put it that way. i'm wondering, ryan is this because they live in those gun states, they fear the nra? tell us about the difficulties of getting some people like harry reid on board. >> right. it's because they understand the politics of guns. the problem for gun control advocates has never been broad popularity. a majority of people generally support gun control. they support an assault weapons ban. you showed those polls. there's broad support for these kinds of things. the problem isn't intensity. people who support an assault weapons ban don't -- in the past have not voted on their support of an assault wea
, including senator fine dianne feinstein of california are holding a news conference about gun control. she is a vocal proponent of gun control and especially on high velocity magazines and assault weapons. >> as well as congressmanned pearlmutter of colorado who represents aurora, and congresswoman elizabeth este who represents newtown. you will also hear from mayor michael nutter, the distinguished mayor of philadelphia who leads the united states conference of mayor. you will hear from commissioner charles ramsey of the philadelphia police department, the current president of the major city's police chiefs association who will speak about the display of weapons you see to my left. finally we will hear from victims of recent mass shootings. i would also like to recognize other supporters who are here today. on the risers behind me see have police officers from several departments, and i so thank you for joining us here today. [applause] i would also like to recognize a million moms for gun control who are represented by mrs. sandberg here today, doctors for america, the american academy o
? >> dianne feinstein will talk about a number of things including the automatic weapons ban, but we will have on as well as former general hayden. we wanted to talk about women in the military. they are uniquely qualified to look at this and say how does it change things? we will have that and a group of republicans that come on from the outside. the virginia governor to tell us how they think they can fix the party from the outside. >> 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will be watching. thanks. >> today an appeals court handed the president a stinging defeat for the panel unanimously rule and three people named to the labor relations board were appointed unconstitutionally. he used his recess power even though the senate was holding pro forma sessions just to prevent such appointments. the senior legal analyst will be here in the next hour and go indepth and explain what's going on. a huge constitutional issue and almost certainly we will have to go before the u.s. supreme court. we move to the increasing tensions in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. a million north korean troops faced nearl
know the names of at least three of them who sided with harry reid on this. barbara boxer and dianne feinstein from california are two of the main ones. >> bill: i don't understand. yes realize barbara boxer had too. they have been there a long time. you would think if they had been there a long time they would understand how broke it is. right? caller: that's what i am saying. i think we really need to shine the light on what senator merkley did because apparently he is taking a lot of heat from his fellow senators from blaking that blue wall of silence and naming people so that we can talk about them without it happening in secret, and i think that -- you know, i think he should be on some talk shows. he should be -- his name shall be called out as someone who might help the american people know more about what's going on and -- >> bill: yeah. >> get more involved. >> bill: yeah. i agree, mike. geoff americamerkley has emerged as a strong leader in the united states senate in his first term. we tried to get him on the show in studio today but he is
california democrat dianne feinstein's plan. yesterday she introduced a bill that would ban more than 150 types of assault weapons along with certain types of gun magazines. the nra's response was immediate. the group says, quote, the american people know gun bans do not work. and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. cnn talked to a south carolina sheriff who called senator feinstein's bill scary and says he will not enforce any federal gun ban that he sees as unconstitutional. >> another element that i strongly disagree with is the idea that somehow or another this is going to prevent the kind of violence that -- that everybody is concerned about. i think there is some practical problems associated with things like the magazine capacity. but i will tell you that i think that much of this is taking advantage of our grief, and people's general lack of information and understanding about firearms in general. >> senator feinstein's bill, it is the most ambitious piece of gun violence legislation that has been put forward since december's school mas
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